Male escort’s 1,200-page dossier outing gay priests sent to Vatican

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The Washington Times

Sunday, March 4, 2018

– Associated Press 

Pope Francis blesses faithful as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, March 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pope Francis blesses faithful as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, March 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

VATICAN CITY — The archdiocese of Naples says it has sent the Vatican a 1,200-page dossier compiled by a male escort identifying 40 actively gay priests and seminarians in Italy.

In a statement on the diocesan website, Cardinal Cresenzio Sepe said none of the identified priests worked in Naples. But he said he decided to forward the file to the Vatican because “there remains the gravity of the cases for which those who have erred must pay the price, and be helped to repent for the harm done.”

The dossier, containing WhatsApp chats and other evidence, was compiled by a self-proclaimed gay escort, Francesco Mangiacapra. He has told Italian media that he outed the priests because he couldn’t stand their hypocrisy any longer.

None of the 34 priests or six seminarians was accused of having sex with minors, Mangiacapra was quoted as saying in the diocesan statement.

“We’re talking about sins, not crimes,” the escort was quoted as saying in the statement.

It’s the latest sex scandal to convulse the Italian church and the Vatican.

Last month, a Vatican judge pleaded guilty in a Rome tribunal to having child porn on his computer after police were brought in when he allegedly tried to fondle an 18-year-old man. Monsignor Pietro Amenta was a judge on the Roman Rota, the Holy See tribunal that hears marriage annulment cases, as well as a consulter to various Vatican congregations. He resigned after the plea deal, the Vatican said.

2 Responses to Male escort’s 1,200-page dossier outing gay priests sent to Vatican

  1. BC says:

    So here below is the TV interview (in Italian) where Francesco Mangiacapra tells his story. He does appear to be sincerely all about exposing the hypocrisy of his clerical clients. Prostitution isn`t unlawful per se in Italy; much alike Canada there are infractions around the (organised) activity of prostitution which are; but strictly speaking it is not. The Church opposes it altogether and that appears to be Mangiacapra`s issue with these (alleged) clerical johns. The same TV programme also archived a January 16th 2018 interview with Francesco Mangiacapra regarding another of his clerical clients Fr. Luca Morini nicknamed “Don Euro” by his flock because he was constantly asking for money (the euro being Italy`s currency). This interview ends with several anecdotal testimonies in support of Francesco Mangiacapra`s depiction of Fr. Morini who is now facing multiple charges of embezzlement, fraud, drug distribution and blackmail. The police traced some $900,000 of cash and $180,000 of diamonds to the disgraced father. His preliminary trial is set to open on March 8.

    1200 page dossier interview
    http://www.video.mediaset.it/video/pomeriggio_5/servizi/francesco-mangiacapra-intervista-esclusiva_813359.html<

    don euro – Fr Morini interview
    http://www.video.mediaset.it/video/pomeriggio_5/servizi/caso-don-euro-interviste-esclusive_796993.html?$p=autoplay$i=1$n=2$ck=YXV0b3N3aXRjaCwyLDAsMTAsMjAwLDgxMzM1OSxwb21lcmlnZ2lvXzUsLA__

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